November 28, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 - The starving pyramid

Genre: Sci fi/ action Director: Francis Lawrence Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore... »
Rahul Ravindran and Khushi in the film
November 28, 2014

Ala Ela: A question of answers

Genre: Romantic Comedy Cast: Rahul Ravindran, Khushi, Heebah Patel and Vennela Kishore Direction: Aneesh Krishna Music: Bheems Three... »
November 27, 2014

It’s raining music

Music lovers in the city have a reason to cheer this season. With several artistes lining up to perform in the twin cities, most music enthusiasts have their diaries blocked. From international art... »
Rushda Babukhan
November 27, 2014

Kondapalli toy comes alive

Who would imagine a chess board, a skipping rope and Kondapalli dolls would find place in an Ikebana arrangement? But all these formed a delightful combination at the conclusion of a five-day chil... »
The cd cover of Yeh Mujhe Kya Huwa
November 27, 2014

Song for the youth

Puja Neelam Kapoor is a prodigy in music. Blessed with boundless knowledge of music and certified by 17 world records, she has been honoured by Indian Tele Academy the youngest achiever.With... »
A still from 'Way Back Home'
November 25, 2014

A Himalayan experience

This Wednesday, get ready to pack your bags to go on a Himalayan expedition. Way Back Home starting today at 8 p.m. on Pepsi MTV Indies promises an exhilarating experience for viewers. To be... »
A woodcut etching by Soghra Khurasani
HYDERABAD, November 24, 2014

My name is red

Soghra Khurasani belongs to the young breed of artists that believes in using multiple formats and media to give an expression to their thoughts. Now based in Baroda, the Vizag-bred artist has exhi... »
Actor Rana Daggubati. Photo: Nagara Gopal
November 24, 2014

‘Period films are heroic’

Actor Rana Daggubati says he didn’t mind working in two back-to-back Telugu period films Baahubali and Rudhramadevi because he finds them ‘heroic’ and ‘powerful’. “I didn’t... »
Naseeruddin Shah. Photo: K. Bhagya Prakash
November 23, 2014

Their stories, their voices

“Halfway through the production of Mughal-e-Azam, we were not even talking to each other. The classic scene with the feather coming between our lips, which set a million imaginations on fire, wa... »
November 28, 2014

Rough: It’s a rough ride

Genre: Romantic-Action Cast: Aadi, Rakul Preet Singh, Srihari Director: C.H. Subba Rao Plot: Hero trumps evil to win over the heroine »
November 28, 2014

In memory of Bhopal tragedy

The Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal spewed poisonous gas on the night of December 2 - 3, 1984, killing about 3,000 people instantly and thousands more over the years. Presenting one of the... »
November 27, 2014

Small talk or conversation?

Small talk is a habit with most people especially people who are disturbed by silence. They need to fill the silence with usually inane comments about the weather. Well, in Hyderabad one can only s... »
An abstract work by Akhilesh Varma
November 27, 2014

Of colours, textures and forms

An exhibition showcasing abstract art is not common in Hyderabad, with the market being skewed towards figurative works. The rare few go unnoticed unless they have the ability to arrest the viewer’... »
November 27, 2014

Natural progression

“A photograph shouldn't be just a picture, it should be a philosophy,” goes an adage and true to that, actor Prayaga gives out myriad expressions when asked to pose for the camera. Just 18,... »
Lad Bazaar against the setting sun. Photo: G.Ramakrishna
HYDERABAD, November 25, 2014

A guided tour into a maze

Space is a scarce commodity in the vicinity of Charminar. Navigating through the maze of roads requires special skill. One needs to be careful to not tread on anyone’s toes and ensure one doesn’t... »
Raghav Modi
November 24, 2014

Between the pages

Every Sunday at 3 p.m., book lovers on twitter discuss authors, genres and publishing trends in a session moderated by The Sunday Book Club (@TSBookClub). The TSBC has crossed 112 weeks and has at... »
November 24, 2014

Sankranti bonanza

The line-up of films expected in Sankranti 2015 is getting longer, leading to speculations of last minute change in dates to avoid clash of the biggies. Producer Suresh Babu had already blocked mid... »
Singer Fatoumata Diawara
November 23, 2014

Freedom of the spirit

In the glitzy world of music where singers hope to walk in the hall of fame as a big star, Fatoumata Diawara is an exception. The soft spoken artiste isn’t interested in fame or boasting about her... »

Meet Sneha Sharma and Mira Erda, two women racers of India who are undaunted by the challenges of the male dominated field of motor sport »

Take in the flavours of rich Mexican cuisine this week »

As part of Crafts Council of India’s golden jubilee celebrations, efforts are being made to revive the exquisite Parsi Gara embroidery. Apoorva Sripathi meets the people behind the initiative »